For the first time, 10 EMCY’s Prize Winners from different countries will develop creative and promising concert formats, under the lead of the awarded stage professionals, musicians and composers of the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (NICO).
The “classic” performance will be questioned and redesigned through the collaboration with electronic music, dramaturgy and light art: recomposed classical music.
The one week masterclass is intended to support young musicians in developing formats that make concerts a holistic experience that cannot be replaced by YouTube videos or listening to music at home.
The young European musicians should critically and creatively deal with concert design and formats and work out together alternative suggestions. The European dimension of the project promotes the creative thinking of the young musicians: to look “outside the box” and exchange ideas about concert situations in different countries and the state of the art of concert formats there.
The first edition perFORM is designed for 10 prize winners awarded by EMCY member competitions. The instruments will be: violin, viola, violoncello and double bass.
The teachers will be: Augusta Jusionytè (violin and viola), Justas Kulikauskas (violoncello and double bass). The conductor and composer Gediminas Gelgotas will hold the masterclass on new concert formats, as well composition.
The master course is generously supported by the Felicitas und Werner Egerland Stiftung.